u3a News from around Wales
Wales u3a Short Story Competition 2021
Chris Winner, Groups Coordinator, Trust u3a, has announced the shortlisted authors in this year's Short Story Competition on the theme of "Freedom". They are:
|Alan Hawley||Welshpool||Ariadne’s Question|
|Allan Williams||Porthcawl||The Glass Bottle and the Clay Pot|
|Janet Willson||Welshpool||The Red Kite|
|Joanna Shone||Flintshire||The Forager's Child|
|Kay Blackwell||Gilwern||To go, or not to go?|
|Laura Bailey||Porthmadog||Out of “The Frying Pan”|
|Lynda OKeefe||Gilwern||Freedom Trip|
|Margaret Preston||PR&D||Four Diamond Rings|
|Ray Ede||Ruthin & District||Waterloo Sunset|
|Tina Lukey||Flintshire||Breaking the Chain|
Looking Back on Lockdown - a u3a Shared Learning Project
Writers from u3as all over the UK have contributed their reflections on the past eighteen months in this new compilation by the Research Network.
Download: Looking Back on Lockdown
The Castles SLP Calendar for 2021 is now available to download and print and features some of the best photographs of castles submitted in the photography competition.
For full details of the Project visit the Castles Shared Learning Project page.
Wales u3a Short Story Competition 2020
Chris Winner, the Wales Trustee, is pleased to announce the winner and runners up:
Winner : Tina Lukey of Flintshire u3a with ‘Will’s Important Day’
2nd: Margaret Preston of Prestatyn, Rhyl and District u3a with ‘Aunty Gwen’
3rd: Jo Shone of Flintshire u3a with ‘Going Down!’
Other shortlisted entries were:
|Anne Beese||Ebbw Vale||The Guardian of Cadair Idris|
|Caroline Limbert||Porthcawl||Safety Net|
|Christine Green||Chepstow||Will Ye Go Lassie Go|
|Derek Beddow||Penmanemawr||A Shadow of Doubt|
|Jan Davies||Porthcawl||Will's Way|
|Maureen Jones||Llandrindod Wells||Mountain Thyme|
|Simon Durrant||Monmouth||Park and Ride|
Latest newsletters from Wales u3as
|Bridgend Newsletter||Cardiff Newsletter||Cardigan Newsletter||Chepstow Newsletter|
|Flintshire Newsletter||Llandrindod Newsletter||Llandudno Newsletter||Newcastle Emlyn Newsletter|
|Porthmadog Newsletter||Ruthin Newsletter||Torfaen Newsletter||Monmouth Annual Magazine|
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Interested in Philosophy?
Whether or not you have any qualifications, you might like to join a Google discussion Group set up for "u3a Philosophy in Wales". It has a wide remit and presumes no grounding in the topic. If you want to know more (or what a Google Group is!), please email Roger Boyle (of Aberystwyth u3a) firstname.lastname@example.org and ask.
Here's a teaser topic: Government is planning to release a smartphone-based "COVID-19" tracker ... what ethical boundaries in its design ought they respect?
Keeping in Touch and Keeping Busy
During the Coronavirus crisis there are many things u3as and their members can do to carry on their activities.
Visit the new "Wales u3as Keeping in Touch" website to find out more.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - The National u3a office has issued updated advice and information.
Download: Coronavirus Advice
Beware of Coronavirus scams
Criminals are preying on Coronavirus fears. Don't get taken in by bogus emails or phone calls purporting to offer money, advice or help.
Read these guides to current scams:
u3a Table Tennis Championships
It is hoped to hold the event again in 2021.
Gilwern u3a Celebrates 100th Member
Gilwern u3a, launched in 2016, has just signed up its 100th member. You can read about what they have achieved by downloading the Gilwern press release.
Shared Learning Projects
Sue Shannon-Jones is the Shared Learning Project Coordinator and Research Ambassador for Wales. If you are currently involved in a Shared Learning Project, or have an idea for one, please let her know. Click on Shared Learning Project if you want to set up a Shared Learning Project or you want to contact her or just want further information.
You can also contact Sue for information about the national High Street project and the Slow Ways project.